Multicultural lunch

Lunch, music and story sharing at Bathurst’s The Neighbourhood Centre, 96 Russell Street (corner of Seymour Street).

12 noon on Friday March 20. 

multicultural storytime

Children’s story readings (kids, bring your adults).

11am on Saturday March 21.

Bathurst Library, 70 Keppel Street.

The Council's Harmony Day event is held outside Bathurst Library on Saturday, 10am-12.


How i got here: 
Storytelling circle

Join a host of guests share their stories of "How I Got Here" in the round at BMEC City Hall.

Your story could be about migration, or a spiritual journey, or however you interpret this phrase. It's up to you. Or come along just to listen.

3pm-6pm on Saturday March 21, including afternoon tea.

Followed by (at 6pm) food and music.

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC), William Street, Bathurst.

community Forum
on social connection

Join special guests to share ideas and hear expert insights on social connection and cohesion.

Building an even better Bathurst.

5pm for 5.30pm, Friday March 20.

Venue TBA.

harmony walk

Join a group of friendly locals on a harmony walk in a scenic Bathurst location.

10pm on Sunday March 22. 

Location to be advised.

Storytelling competition Prizes to be won... 

Submit photos on the theme of "Connection" or a written story on the theme of "How I Got Here".

Prizes to be won for both photography and written stories!

  • $200 first prize
  • $100 second prize

Plus a people's choice award...

Deadline: Tuesday March 17

Submission details soon.

Awarding of prizes to finalists at the "How I Got Here" event on Saturday March 21, 3pm-6pm, BMEC (see this page for event details).


The Bathurst Multicultural Storytelling Festival in 2019 and 2020 honour the memory of Neroli Colvin.

Neroli’s PhD was on cultural diversity in regional education and she started working on this festival when we first visited Bathurst.

The festival is possible because of donations kindly made towards Neroli’s legacy.

Here's Neroli's obituary from The Sydney Morning Herald.

Neroli Colvin photo colour